Obituary for John Hayes Ring 

John “Jay” Hayes Ring, 52 of Roanoke, VA passed on Friday, July, 15 2022 at Virginia Commonwealth University Hospital in Virginia. 

A funeral service will be held 2PM Saturday, July 30th 2022 at the Boles Funeral Home Chapel in Southern Pines.

Mr. Ring was born June 2, 1970 in Alexandria, VA to John Harry Ring and Mary Susan (MacDonald) Ring. Jay grew up in Martinsburg, WV and attended Martinsburg High School for two years before moving to Roanoke, VA where he graduated from North Cross School.  He played on the football, baseball and golf teams.  He worked for 25 years as the lead installer for J.R. Fire Systems.

Jay loved his family and friends, especially his son Hatcher.  Being a father was the joy of his life.  He enjoyed their golf time together and watching Hatcher learn the game.  He helped coach his son’s little league team.  He was an avid football fan and enjoyed the family fantasy football competition, often winning. He enjoyed family vacations and the fishing trips to Canada with his dad. 

Jay was a kind and giving soul and will be forever missed by all who knew and loved him.

Mr. Ring is survived by his son, John Hatcher Ring of Roanoke, VA; His parents, John & Susan Ring of Pinehurst; two sisters, Kimberly “Kim” Ring Joel and husband Bill of Jacksonville, FL; Kelly Ring Axt and husband Steve of Acworth, GA; several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews and great nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in memory of John Ring to First Tee, PO Box 3055 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32004.

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Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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